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Technique of Highlights and Lowlights

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

Lowlights and highlights are essentially partial colouring techniques, adding a different shade to certain strands of hair so your hair has interest, depth, texture and various complementary hues.


The technique used differs from all over hair coloring and involves sectioning off the hair to target the parts you want transformed. This way you can have a multi-hued more natural looking finish. Highlights and lowlights can also give you completely unconventional color combinations!


Celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence are great ambassadors for highlights and lowlights as their hair is always full of light and dark accents which adds body, movement and interest to their lush locks. Awwww, the Jennifers.


Highlights or lowlights are perfect if you want to give your barnet a bit of a colour boost, they're also a great way to start off dyeing your hair for the first time as you retain some of your natural shade too.


They allow you to have a sun-kissed effect with lighter strands running through your hair in a just-back-from-holiday hue.


They're also great for lighting up the face; illuminating and injecting life into your hair's colour can work wonders for your skin tone! It's advised to have them done before the summer to prevent the colour changing after exposure to the sun.


Note that lowlights and highlights aren't the same as streaks, which can be also done with a special cap or foil. Streaks have a larger, more blocky effect on the hair than lowlights and highlights and are much more noticeable - the benefit of highlights and lowlights is that they have a really natural finish.


So, remember. Lowlight = Dark color and Highlight= Light color

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